Villa Taupe

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3


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Pool Villa/House Modern
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Self-Catered Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village

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Villa Taupe is a brand new, contemporary villa brimming with exquisite furnishings and enjoying a very warm welcome. With two separate entrances, two living rooms, two kitchens and four bedrooms, it might particularly suit two families taking a holiday together who would like some private time. The villa offers an excellent garden and terrace with a gorgeous pool and alfresco dining space as well as a sensational, beautifully furnished roof terrace with breathtaking views of the Cretan Sea and the surrounding hills. It is designed with the discerning traveller in mind with luxury Hypnos beds, Egyptian cotton linens, power showers, bathrobes, slippers and gorgeous bath toiletries. It is the ideal pick for a spot of switch-off and rejuvenation.
The villa is located in Ammoudi, very close to the lovely Agia Pelagia resort and just outside Heraklion. It is a great location to explore the wonders of Crete. Agia Pelagia is a laid-back, charming fishing village that boasts friendly traditional tavernas and a beautiful beach that is perfect for snorkelling. Agia Pelagia Beach sits in a protected bay sprinkled with loungers and waterside bars. There are some watersports available including jet skiing and scuba diving. The waterfront is sprinkled with handicraft shops, beach bars and excellent seafood restaurants. Inland, the whitewashed Ekklisia Agia Pelagia is a former monastery that dates back to the Venetian period. Heraklion, the island’s capital is roughly 15km away with its wild and exciting nightlife, excellent shopping and characterful Old Town.
Villa Taupe is built over three levels with two bedrooms, a family bathroom, a laundry room and a gorgeous open plan living space on the ground floor, a fabulous master bedroom and another bedroom on the first floor and another superb open plan living space on the upper floor. You will relish in Villa Taupe’s minimalist interior design and exceptional choice of furnishings. It is perfect for those that seek luxury, privacy, outstanding entertainment spaces and supreme comfort. With a fantastic architectural design, every room is flooded with natural light. Each of the levels is connected by a striking marble staircase.
The ground floor living room enjoys a sumptuous sofa and lovely curved love seat, a modern feature fireplace, a television and a very stylish black kitchen with dining space on the island. The chefs in your group will be delighted with the quality of the appliances. Doors open to the garden, terrace and swimming pool. The two bedrooms are perfect for long lazy lie-ins with televisions on the wall and a shared immaculate bathroom with a bath and shower attachment.
The master bedroom on the first floor is fabulous with a lovely fireplace, a charming seating area and even a Nespresso coffee machine so that you can enjoy your morning cup of coffee in bed. It comes with a smart, pristine ensuite bathroom with his and hers sinks and a walk-in shower. The second bedroom offers superbly comfortable twin beds that sit beside each other forming one large bed, a television and a colourful ensuite with a giant walk-in shower. The bedrooms come in cool pastel colours that invite relaxation and the sleep of kings.
The top floor living space is again open plan in design with a superior contemporary kitchen with a central island, a separate dining area with sensational views and a gorgeous corner sofa and television. There is access to a stunning roof terrace with high-quality sun loungers and a beautiful alfresco lounge area, the perfect space for pre-dinner drinks. The views towards the sea are absolutely amazing.
The ground floor outdoor space is delightful. It is very green with gorgeous lush Mediterranean plants all around, a lawn, a shaded alfresco dining space and a wonderful swimming pool that is surrounded by quality teak loungers. What bliss!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The villa enjoys two separate entrances and offers two fantastic open-plan living spaces. This makes it ideal for two families to take a holiday together
  • There is a wonderful roof terrace where you can enjoy pre-dinner drinks watching amazing sunsets
  • You may have to draw straws for the master bedroom suite. The others are wonderful and superbly comfortable but it is definitely the best bedroom in the villa

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Coffee Machine Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Seaview

The Villa

Villa Taupe is a 4 bedroom property sleeping up to 8 guests, with private pool

Ground floor:
- Fully equipped kitchen with Miele appliances
- Dining area with marble dining table and chairs
- Spacious Living area with fire place, design sofas and 55" Samsung TV
- Laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer, steam iron and ironing board
- Libary corner with design working desk
- Bathroom with bathtub
- 2x Twin /or double bedrooms with independant wifi access and 43" Samsung TV
- Direct acces to the pool and garden area

First floor:
- Master Double bedroom with ensuite, 55" inch TV, seating area with fireplace, large walk-in wardrobe and spacious balcony with teak furniture
- Twin /or double bedroom with ensuite, 43" TV and laptop size electronic safe

Second floor:
- Fully equipped kitchen with meile appliances
- Spacious living area with fireplace, design sofasand 55" Samsung TV
- Dining area with marble table and chairs
- Balcony area with chestnut lounge furniture and sea views
- Aluminum design pergola with dimming lights

- Private swimming pool
- Dining area
- Landscaped private garden with local plants and flowers
- Secluded veranda with barn style chestnut table and chairs
- Aluminum design pergola
- Inside villa secure car park with remote control

Additional facilities
- Pergola
- Teak sunbeds with 10 cm mattress
- 3m Sun umbrellas 
- Garage
- Hypnos beds
- Bathrobes & slippers
- Luxury bath ammenties
- Eqyptian cotton linen and towels
- Fully airconditioned bedrooms
- Floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes
- King and queen sized beds
- CCTV and house alarm system


About the surrounding area of Villa Taupe
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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Villa Taupe enjoys a fabulous hillside position in Ammoudi on the outskirts of the charming, picturesque resort of Agia Pelagia. Agia Pelagia is a relaxed fishing village, perfect for families and foodies who enjoy peace and tranquillity. There are some wonderful traditional tavernas, some boutiques and a beautiful sandy beach. This pretty seaside village sits in the centre of a picturesque amphitheatric bay, northwest of Heraklion. Agia Pelagia takes its name from the church in the Monastery of the Sebbathians, the ruins of which are one kilometre west of the village. Surrounded by hills and mountains, Agia Pelagia is within walking distance of nine small sandy and rocky beaches including Lygaria Bay, Mononaftis Bay, Kladissos Bay, Made Beach, Psaromoura Beach, Fylakes Beach and Ammoudi’s own beach. Some of the gorgeous coves can only be reached by boat.
Not far away is the island’s vibrant capital, Heraklion. With gorgeous beaches, lively hangouts, dusk-til-dawn clubbing, a fine dining scene, designer boutiques and plenty of ancient buildings, there is something for all ages. Heraklion’s charm concentrates around its Old Town and Venetian harbour. You will be in awe of its impressive church of Agios Titos, the square originally built by the Byzantine emperor Nicephorus Phocas in 961, the armoury and Heraklion’s city hall. Another fabulous spot is the lively Morosini Square with its Lions’ Head fountain. At the entrance of the harbour, the Koules Fortress stands proud gazing out to sea. It took its final form between 1523 -1540 and served as a prison during Ottoman rule. Across from the harbour, the Venetian shipyards make for a romantic backdrop. Many visitors enjoy walking along the city’s Venetian walls, pausing in small shady parks and admiring the work of the famous Venetian architect, Michele Sanmicheli, who designed the walls and bastions more than 400 years ago. The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is considered to be one of the most important museums in Europe. The pedestrianised Daedalus shopping street is full of designer stores, perfect for those who like to shop.
You can easily visit the famous Palace of Knossos from Villa Taupe. According to legend, the foundations of the Bronze Age city were filled with an inescapable labyrinth that was guarded by a vicious minotaur. The master craftsman Daedalus built the labyrinth for the mythical King Minos. His son, Theseus, slew the minotaur and found his way out of the labyrinth with the help of Minos’ daughter, Ariadne, according to legend. The palace flourished during the Minoan period as the religious centre of Crete. Thanks to the archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans’ excavation and careful restoration, the Palace of Knossos is one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in Greece.
The wonderful resort of Rethymno is nestled to the west of Villa Taupe offering a fascinating history, delicious local wine, charming waterfront tavernas and breathtaking, stunning beaches. In the old quarter, the buildings date back to the 16th century and its pretty, cobbled streets and stamp-sized piazzas are lined with restaurants and unique shops. The Venetian-styled harbour is beautiful and is overlooked by the castle. On the way to Rethymno, you can stop at Bali. You may also enjoy visiting Agia Galini, Plakias or Adelianos Kampos which are all gorgeous. The historical monasteries of Preveli and Arkadi are also very popular with tourists.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Heraklion Airport

(25.6 km )

Nearest Ferry Port Heraklion Port

(25.8 km )

Nearest Town/City Heraklion

(23 km )

Nearest Village Mades

(1.3 km )

Nearest Beach Mades Beach

(1.6 km )


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Taupe is a fantastic, brand-new villa which is wonderful for families. With two living spaces, it is ideal for two families or perhaps a multi-generational family where grandparents might enjoy a little private time. Children love the pool and the roof terrace.
Heraklion enjoys many family entertainment options and incredible beaches. History loving children can visit the Palace of Knossos and learn about its incredible history. Gortyn and Phaestos are also brilliant. The fantastic Cretaquarium is very popular where children will encounter sharks, seahorses, jellyfish and a huge variety of Mediterranean marine life in sixty tanks with 1.7 million litres of seawater. It is one of the largest aquariums in Europe, housing more than four thousand creatures. In Heraklion, children love walking the ancient walls, counting the lions at the Morosini Fountain at Lions Square, visiting the fascinating Natural History Museum and dining on the waterfront looking out to sea at the islet of Dia. The Cathedral of Saint Minas is amazing and children love visiting it and lighting a candle. The city’s central open street market is a buzzy place where you can eat and shop.
The family-friendly Labyrinth Park is a twenty-minute drive from Heraklion. Children love solving the maze and finding their way out to escape the minotaur and answering the quizzes on offer. Similarly, Dinosauria Park is great fun. It is located in Gournes, fifteen minutes from Heraklion and very close to the aquarium. It is popular with anyone wanting to learn more about prehistoric creatures.
Minoiki Avli is a dance show which takes place in the stoned theatre of the Riding Club of Heraklion. Professional dancers are dressed as Minoans and showcase some ancient rituals including the famous Minoan bullfighting. It is such fun.
Children enjoy visiting traditional olive oil farms. Kids love being outdoors and finding out how olives are turned into oil. It is also a chance to meet some locals and find out about life in rural Crete. You could also stop at the Paterniakis Winery, to taste some delicious Cretan wines. There are also opportunities to join a family cooking experience.
In the village of Anopolis, 17km from Heraklion, you will discover Water City Waterpark. It enjoys many pools and a wonderful array of waterslides that bring a big smiles to children’s faces. These include a wave pool, hydro tubes and freefall slides, a lazy river, body slide cyclone rides, race slides, kamikaze slides and many more plus there is a children’s zoo, a children’s castle, a Tarzan game and a playground. It is a great excursion for thrill-seeking children.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit There is no security deposit, but should there be any damage or loss caused by you or your guests during your stay you will be liable for the cost
Arrival time 16.00
Departure time 10.00
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Minimum stay 7 nights
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that on occasions, in Greece, extremes in weather can cause water and/ or electric supply to be cut or reduced. Services are normally restored as soon as possible.

The Greek government requires owners to collect a Tourist Climate Tax, your property manager will collect this in cash:

March-October €10 per night per unit

November-February €4 per night per unit

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 £1,742 £2,438
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £1,742 £2,438
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £1,991 £2,787
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 £2,488 £3,483
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £3,234 £4,528
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £1,991 £2,787
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 £1,742 £2,438
Mar 31st 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 £1,742 £2,438
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £1,742 £2,438
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 £1,991 £2,787
Jun 30th 2025 - Jul 31st 2025 £2,488 £3,483
Jul 31st 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £3,234 £4,528
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 £1,991 £2,787
Sep 30th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £1,742 £2,438

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 €1,882 €2,634
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €1,882 €2,634
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €2,151 €3,010
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 €2,688 €3,763
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €3,494 €4,892
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €2,151 €3,010
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 €1,882 €2,634
Mar 31st 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 €1,882 €2,634
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €1,882 €2,634
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 €2,151 €3,010
Jun 30th 2025 - Jul 31st 2025 €2,688 €3,763
Jul 31st 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €3,494 €4,892
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 €2,151 €3,010
Sep 30th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €1,882 €2,634

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 $2,005 $2,806
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $2,005 $2,806
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $2,291 $3,207
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 $2,864 $4,009
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $3,723 $5,211
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $2,291 $3,207
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 $2,005 $2,806
Mar 31st 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 $2,005 $2,806
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $2,005 $2,806
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 $2,291 $3,207
Jun 30th 2025 - Jul 31st 2025 $2,864 $4,009
Jul 31st 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $3,723 $5,211
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 $2,291 $3,207
Sep 30th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $2,005 $2,806

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Great Space

    on 25/08/2022

    Wonderful location, clean and comfy suite, friendly and helpful staff!!! I propose it unreservedly!

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